Senior Manager, Corporate Development

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Business Development
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Service Provider
  • Job Id

What You’ll Do

Cisco Investments Group is seeking a Senior Manager to help execute on Cisco's M&A Strategy.  You will be responsible for leading acquisitions and investments for Cisco with a focus on Service Provider, Services and Software-enabled Services segments. Responsibilities include all aspects of corporate deal making, including but not limited to strategy development, deal sourcing and deal execution, working with internal stake holders as well as external venture/PE, financial advisory and other partners. 

Who You’ll Work With

Over the last 20 years, Cisco Investments has invested in hundreds of companies across different segments and helped them build to successful IPOs or acquisitions. We currently have an active portfolio of $2B, and we also hold Limited Partner positions in over 35 funds globally. Having completed about 200 acquisitions to date, the team has unparalleled experience and visibility across the tech industry and Cisco’s leadership team.  You will be part of the Service Provider, Core Services and Silicon team, which is focused on the transitions occurring in the Service Provider and Core Services market segment.

Who You Are

You have exceptional experience identifying new investment and acquisition opportunities, building the strategy and business case in close partnership with business unit leaders, leading all stages of acquisition and investment process, and negotiating deals terms.

You are able to lead discussions with executives both inside and outside the company and make decisions that have a high degree of strategic and financial impact.

Your Responsibilities will include:

·       Working with the business units to develop segment and market strategies 

  • Develop detailed technology and market analyses of key segments 
  • Source, screen and propose investments, partnerships and M&A opportunities 
  • Lead development of detailed financial models including projections, valuation and investment return analyses 
  • Engage at CXO level to gain approval for investments & acquisitions 
  • Lead business, financial and customer due diligence 
  • Build highly effective relationships with the appropriate Business Units and functional teams

Our Minimum Requirements for this Role are:

  • 5-10 years’ experience in the networking industry and experience in consulting, investment banking, venture capital or corporate development. 
  • Strategy and deal experience across the Service Provider, Services or Networking Software sector, including working understanding of Consulting Services, Professional Services, Managed Services and Software-enabled Services
  • Strong communication and analytical skills;
  • Strong team player with excellent collaboration skills and ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Highly self-motivated, passionate and ability to thrive in fast changing environments 
  • Bachelors in EE or CS - MBA from a top tier program

Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.

We Are Cisco.

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